Regional COVID-19 video briefings now available

Through the PrepareMetroKC YouTube channel, we are providing video briefings on the COVID-19 response efforts in our region. Intended to inform city and county leadership, the video briefings provide a regional overview of the public health crisis, with updates on the regional response, communications and messaging, and support functions. These videos may be shared and […]

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Home meal delivery expands for area older adults

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the MARC-supported senior community centers closed on March 15, in accordance with the region’s stay-at-home orders and social-distancing guidelines, to protect residents from infection. Many older adults who previously relied on lunch-time meals served at the centers will now be served home-delivered meals while they remain in their homes. […]

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MARC 2020 Annual Regional Assembly canceled

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have canceled our Regional Assembly scheduled for June 2020. As a result, we will also delay the selection of our annual Regional Leadership Award recipients. We will reevaluate in May and determine if we’ll pursue an alternative format for the awards. Those who submitted nominations for awards will be notified. […]

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Kansas City Regional COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund

MARC is proud to partner with the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, LISC Greater Kansas City and United Way of Greater Kansas City to establish a fund to respond to the urgent needs of area residents in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The fund, known as the Kansas City Regional COVID-19 Response and Recovery […]

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Four area cities recognized as Communities for All Ages

Today at the First Suburbs Coalition meeting, MARC honored four area cities for becoming more age friendly. Grandview and North Kansas City, Missouri, have achieved Silver Level status, while Grain Valley, Missouri, and Parkville, Missouri, were recognized with a Bronze Level award. To advance to Silver Level recognition, Grandview and North Kansas City conducted self-assessments […]

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CHWs provide links between clients and health services

Community Health Workers (CHWs) are trained professionals who serve as a bridge between patients and health or social services agencies. Since they’re usually from the communities they serve, they understand and can represent the needs and interests of their clients, helping them to communicate better with health care providers and to self-manage their health conditions. […]

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Jogging + picking up litter = PLOGGING

On Saturday Aug. 24, 81 “ploggers” participated in Kansas City’s first plogging event. Plogging is a combination of jogging and picking up litter, a practice that has become popular as concern spreads about litter washing into storm sewers, rivers and streams. The inaugural Plog-a-thon, sponsored by MARC’s Water Quality Public Education Committee with support from […]

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